Cloverdale Police Department Sgt. Charlie Hallam said the crash was called in at about 2:20 p.m. The accident happened at C.R. 925S, just before the entrance to the Stardust Hills subdivision.
"The bus left the road and hit a phone pole, and the pole landed on top of the bus," Hallam said. "The students and the driver all exited the bus through the back window."
The four students on the bus were all high schoolers, Hallam said. The students and the bus driver were all taken to Putnam Plastics, a factory near the accident scene, where they were evaluated and released. None of the accident victims sought medical treatment, Hallam said.
"The power flickered in town for a minute right before we were called out, so that must have been because of the accident," Hallam said.
Assisting Cloverdale Police Department officers at the accident scene were representatives from the Putnam County Sheriff's Department, Indiana State Police, Cloverdale Township Fire Department and Putnam County Operation Life.
The accident remains under investigation.